Manchester Northern Quarter Mosaics chambray and curls
chambray and curls Manchester Art Gallery installation
chambray and curls succulents in St Annes Square chambray and curls
chambray and curls crotchet lions at Manchester Art Gallery

The radio silence over here has been down to a pretty busy old week! Harry and I took a whistlestop trip up to Manchester, seeing friends, eating too much and generally letting ourselves enjoy the buzz of the city. It is always funny going back to a place you know very well- it always feels like you never left! I actually took barely any photos but sometimes that’s the sign of a really good trip, no? There are a thousand places to go and things to do in Manchester, but if you want a start point, here are some of my recommendations

Places to Eat :
Luck Lust Liquor & Burn – stupidly good burritos.
Almost Famous – Dirty burgers and incredible milkshakes. We’re talking syrups, cream, sprinkles and marshmallows here.
This n That – The cheapest and tastiest Indian ever. In a backstreet, lookng like a basic caff but so worth it.
Harvey Nichols – for beautiful views and really tasty deli platters. At a very reasonable price considering
Places to Drink:
North Tea Power – for the best cup of coffee in Manchester. Ask them to recommend you their favourite and go with it
Teacup – Mr Scruff’s cafe, with pretty epic cakes and fancy teas. The rosebud cream tea gets my vote.
Home Sweet Home – Again, tea and cake. Did I mention the cake? Yup.
Places to Visit:
Castlefield locks – a lovely spot to wander around and enjoy daydreaming about living in a narrowboat. You can stop off at the Museum of Science and Industry whilst you’re there too.
Manchester Art Gallery – right in the city center and always with some fun exhibitions going on. Its free too!
Northern Quarter – Wander around and explore the independent shops and cafes. Get lost in Affleck’s palace, stock up on fabrics at Abakhans and browse through music at Piccadilly Records

xxx

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